Montreal rock band, Suuns, were formed in 2006 when vocalist/guitarist Ben Shemie and guitarist/bassist Joe Yarmush got together to make some beats which quickly evolved into a few songs. The duo was soon joined by drummer Liam O’Neill and bassist/keyboardist Max Henry. Suuns signed to Secretly Canadian records in 2010.
The same year, Suuns released their first album, Zeroes QC, which The New York Times referred to as offer a “rigorous strategy behind every gorgeous onslaught”.
Suuns spent much of 2011 and part of 2012 performing at numerous festivals in the US, Europe and Canada including New York’s CMJ, SXSW, Primavera Sound, and over twelve other festivals. They also headlined a Canadian tour and co-headlined a North American tour with PS I Love You. When they weren’t pleasing the crowds, Suuns hit the studio to work on their sophomore album, Images Du Futur.
With a busy 2013 ahead of them, the band kicked off the year with a January release of new music video “Edie’s Dream” and a February release of the video for “2020.” Their sophomore album, Images Du Futur, was released on March 5th, in the middle of Suuns’ international three month tour featuring We Are Wolves and Plants and Animals. The Line of Best Fit describes the album: “Images Du Futur is exciting in a way that few albums manage to be, dangerous and compelling like a first cigarette or fumbled sexual encounter, and nothing here quite seems real: these ten tracks exist in a half-light, a nocturnal fog a step removed from lucid thought. And a long, long way from anything routine.”
Don’t miss them Tuesday, April 16 at Black Cat in D.C.! Tickets are $12.